Senate Republicans voted again this week to defend “junk” health insurance plans that “exclude key benefits under the Affordable Care Act and aren’t generally available to people with preexisting conditions” and “can be as costly to the healthcare system as not having insurance at all.”
Senators Martha McSally, Cory Gardner, David Perdue, Joni Ernst, Mitch McConnell, Thom Tillis, Lindsey Graham, and John Cornyn all failed a critical “litmus test for anyone who claims to support protecting people with preexisting conditions” by voting to back these junk plans. And while Democratic Senator Gary Peters spoke out against Republicans’ efforts to gut these critical protections, failed GOP Senate candidate John James was silent — reminding Michiganders they can’t trust him to protect their care.
ABC15 Phoenix: McSally Backs Expansion Of AARP-Opposed “Junk” Plans
Colorado Times Recorder: Gardner Falsely Claims His Vote Protects People With Pre-existing Conditions
Iowa Starting Line: Joni Ernst Votes to Uphold Short-Term, Junk Insurance Plans
Texas Signal: Cornyn votes for junk health care plans that don’t cover pre-existing conditions
Michigan Advance: Peters, Stabenow vote against ‘junk plans,’ Senate fails to unravel anti-Obamacare Trump policy
HuffPost: Senate Rejects Measure Trying To Nullify Trump’s Obamacare Waivers